EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students

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Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

Trump seeks deep cuts in education and science programs

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Proposals would keep Pell level, but cut work-study and TRIO and eliminate SEOG. In science, president would make massive cuts to NIH and research at Energy Department. And budget formally seeks to kill NEH and AmeriCorps.

How a controversial speaker drew protests but was able to give his talk at Franklin & Marshall

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On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others. They protested, but didn't disrupt. And he spoke.

Questions linger about NYU affordability plan

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NYU’s push to help students graduate in under four years leaves questions about who it helps and how much of a difference it can make at one of the country’s most expensive universities.

Notre Dame, known for commencement speeches by new presidents, invites Pence

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University typically invites first-year presidents to give commencement address. Amid debate over whether to invite current president, vice president gets the nod, with praise for his “reserved dignity.”

DeVos criticized for calling black colleges 'pioneers of school choice'

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Education secretary's remarks astound many advocates for colleges that were created because black students were denied choices.

President of Trinity Washington is outspoken in criticism of Trump administration, including alumna Kellyanne Conway

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President of Trinity Washington takes on Kellyanne Conway, Trump aide who is an alumna and a donor. To Patricia McGuire, the issue isn't politics, but truth.

Appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban halted

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Appeals court keeps in place temporary restraining order barring administration from enforcing ban on entry into U.S. for nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. Court cites concerns of universities for their students.

DeVos confirmation squeaks through Senate

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After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

Saint Joseph's in Indiana will suspend operations

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Saint Joseph’s of Indiana says it doesn’t have money to continue after this semester.

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